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Post-Election Donations Up 300 Percent at Planned Parenthood of MN, ND, SD

Jon Pratt, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, said, generally speaking, donations to various groups do tend to spike after big national events, especially tragedies. But this, he said, is different.

Tags: Minnesota, Giving
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Twin Cities nonprofits move forward on livable wage

Higher wages also help nonprofits retain employees and make jobs in the sector affordable for people who find the work rewarding.

Tags: Minnesota, Minimum Wage, Living Wage
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Breaking the Ice: Skis, sails, solutions with nonprofit veteran

Susie Brown traces her interest in public policy to door-knocking she did years ago on behalf of her sister-in-law’s statehouse bid — a sister-in-law (and ex-Minnesotan) known since February 2015 as Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

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Nonprofit backs churches in St. Paul street maintenance dispute

In its brief, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits asserted that municipal fees "are an erosion of the constitutional property tax exemption for institutions of purely public charities, seminaries of learning, churches, colleges, hospitals and...

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'Giving Tuesday' struggles to gain recognition in Minnesota

While some Minnesota nonprofits are mentioning Giving Tuesday on their websites and Facebook pages, few are building fundraisers or events around it.

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5 Reasons Why State Advocacy Rocks

Why is state-level advocacy so effective? For one thing, “because all politics is local,” says Jeff Shaw, director of public policy at the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits.

Tags: State Policy, Connecticut, Minnesota, Advocacy
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Why some big nonprofits are balking at how the Nicollet Mall remake is being paid for

Jon Pratt, the executive director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, said the reason nonprofits are exempt from general taxes is because they provide a public benefit.

Tags: Minnesota, State Tax Issues, Tax Exemption
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Would You Swap Jobs For Your Professional Development?

Like field trips, exchange programs provide valuable opportunities to learn new things, explore new places, and meet new people. And, also like field trips, exchange programs do not have to be relegated to your school days.

Tags: DC, Washington DC, Minnesota, Professional Development

State Tax Reform in 2014 and Charitable Giving Incentives

Comprehensive tax reform remains a priority on several state legislative agendas in 2014, and nonprofits learned...

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Giving Incentives, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Kentucky, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Maine

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